When I started my real estate business in 1980 I started seeing quick success but I also saw quick stress. I had a grandmother that would always bring me down to earth and she gave me a peace that is hard to explain. She knew nothing about deadlines, schedules, business plans etc. Everything that came out of her mouth was about love and God. She kept me grounded and I value the lessons she gave me. I have missed her.
Over the last few years I have established a great bond with my nephew and we have a connection that is wonderful. He just turned 13 this past Monday and I marvel at what he has brought to my life. He reminds me so much of my dad.
He knows no stranger. He says hi to everyone we meet and there is no one I know of that he won't strike up a conversation with. When he was 7 years old he went to the bathroom at a restaurant. When he didn't come back for a while by sister went looking for him. She found him in the kitchen talking to the chef like an adult! The chef loved him and invited him to come back!
I have never seen him down or depressed. He always has a positive outlook and is always so very optimistic. One can't help but feel good when you are around him. He lights up a room.
He forgives people. Some family members have said some negative things about him in the past out of jealousy. Even though they said hurtful things to him, he has never stopped loving them and has embraced them.
Try to tell him he can't do something and just watch him. He will tackle any project and won't stop until he has figured it out. When he was 10 years old he came over to my house and watched me attempt to put together a grill. Without even reading the instructions he told me where everything went! And I had read the instructions!
He is compassionate. He cares so much about humanity and so much about people. When he sees people hurting or in pain it touches his soul and I have seen him shed a tear when someone is hurt and he immediately wants to help.
I don't know too many adults that are like my nephew and I can honestly say he has taught me a lot about life and how to live it. He has been my role model.
I am truly a blessed man.
Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.
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